THE lead singer of a hugely-popular Oswestry band has admitted they are blown away with the response to a hometown album launch gig.

The Bartells are playing two gigs at Hermon Chapel, in Oswestry, on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 with the former added because the latter sold out.

Alfie Edwards, from The Bartells, says ticket sales for the new gig are also flying and he is urging everyone who wants to see Piece By Piece played live to snap theirs up.


“We’re a bit shocked – we new we had a small fanbase in Oswestry who watched us and check what we do,” he said.

“But we didn’t expect to sell out a venue in less than a week.

“We’d be silly not to do it again so we decided to put on Friday, March 22 too but as we checked with the venue, I think there’s been a good dent put in the sales for that too.

“It’s half gone already so we’re encouraging anyone who thought they might want to come to see u, if you can try to get your tickets sooner rather than later because we’ve a lovely feeling that may sell out too.

“That’ll be 250 people over two nights for our album launch and we’re really pleased with it.”

Piece By Piece – an Advertizer naming exclusive -  is named so because of how the band had to record different studios at different times in Liverpool, Bala, South Wales and even in Oswestry.

Alfie added that it will be available on vinyl with 250 copies for sales, and CD before then later on towards the summer months online on all the usual streaming sites and platforms.

And he admitted the band has come up with a way of saying thank you on the nights for their hometown fans.

“Selling out a venue in your home town makes it all worthwhile – it’s a lovely feeling,” he said.

“It’s rock’n’roll cliche to say that we expected to sell out Oswestry but it still leaves a lovely feeling of warmth and we’re so grateful for all the people who do come to spend their money with us.

“This is a lovely way for us to say thank you and we’re going to give them a free drink with their ticket and we’re just going to put a show on.

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“We’re very proud of the town and the album and to get it off the ground.

“We hope we have a good night.”

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